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Notice of County Alliance Meetings.
Editors Progressive Farmer: FRANKLIN. The quarterly meeting" of the Franklin County Fanners' Alliance will be held with Cedar Rock sub. on second Thursday in July. Hour for meeting, 10 a. m. The subs will please send a full delegation as it is the meeting to elect officers for another year, and a delegate to the State Alliance, which meets in August. Fraternally, W. H. STALLING S, Secretary and Treasurer. CUMBERLAND Editors Progressive Farmer : Cumberland County Farmers' Al liance will hold its next regular meet ing with Flea Hill sub., at Flea Hill on Wednesday before second Thurs day in July. We trust we will have Brother Cates, State Lecturer, with us on that occasion. Let every one that possibly can do so, come out and hear Brother Cates, as we know they will never regret it. We desire that all the subs in this county promptly bring in their re ports. There is nothing more im portant in our order than promptness in all our business transactions. We can accomplish but little by lagging. We need no 30-days' time to pay our dues. We should go strictly accord ing to our Constitution, and be prompt in every particular. Every sub should have two regular meetings every month in the year, and discuss the principles of our Order. Thete are members who never attend meet ings except when they are person ally or financially interested and think they can spare the time. As this is the year when people will want to be talking politics, let us be careful that we don't go to Alliance meetings to argue politics. D. D. BAIN, Sec Take the Convicts off the State Farms. Editors Progressive Farmer: I have before me a letter on page 2 of this week's Progressive Farmer written by a Robeson County farmer, to which I say, Good, brother farmer. Let me try to help you a little. I heartily endorse the organization of merchants and farmers. Let everybody ask their Represen tatives to take some step in dispos ing of the State Farms and put the proceeds into an oil mill and guano factory, so the farmers will not have so many rough things to contend with, such as trust on cotton seed, on meal, on guano, etc., etc. And by the way, we have to compete with convict labor, too. We have a hotel at Morehead that might be sold and the proceeds put into a guano factory or some where else. We don't need it. We have a railroad that runs from Morehead to Goldsboro, and no doubt it would have been run to Raleigh and would have had branches to run through every business part of the State if there had been an oil mill and a guano factory built at Morehead and part of the convicts put .there and others to building railroads instead of put to work on farms so we have to compete with them. And the news papers would have had something more pleasant to publish the last few weeks, or at least the readers would have had something more profitable to read. LENOIR CLODHOPPER. Lenoir Co., N. C. This Want is Filled by Our Farmers' Exchange. The word rate is in favor with those who seldom advertise because ihey know at once how much their advertising is going to cost them. They have simply to count the words and the matter is settled without confusion about rates per line, lines per inch, discounts for time or space, or other troublesome things that are found in a rate card by those not accustomed to solve problems of this kind. The farmer who has a few bushels of extra seed wheat, seed corn, oats or potatoes; the man who has more apples or other fruit than he can use at home, vegetables, poultry and eggs, a breeding animal that has been used as long as possible on the farm, extra pigs, calves or other live stock, could advertise, and it is believed would, if he could get space on a simple and economical plan. Farms for sale, situations on 'farms, in dairies or other country places, help wanted and many other things, would properly fall under the classified ad. scale, to the benefit of the readers and publishers of the paper accepting them. Selected. AreXountry Schools Worth While? Had there been no change in the conditions prevailing between J.8S0 and 1900, the population of country districts would cease to increase by 1910. The rate of increase is much greater in cities than elsewhere, and though the country population is in creasing slowly, the proportion of the inhabitants of the United States living in the country was smaller in 1900 than it was in 1890. The causes of the tendency to leave home to go into the more crowded sections are various, but one of them is plain ly the fact that superior educational facilities are to be found where there are the most people. The farmers are therefore facing a serious prob lem and they will be obliged to choose their own way. Unless they build schools and secure other modern im provements the present trend of emi gration will continue and as the de mand for country property decreases its value will decrease; on the other hand, with modern improvements in the country, the demand for the property will increase, the value will increase and with the better induce ments, the tide of emigration may be turned. The first step in this di rection is the betterment of the schools, and along with this improve ment will come better roads, tele phone service, proper mail facilities, markets, and other features of city life. Country schools are worth while. Charlotte Chronicle. Wood's Seeds. Crimson Clover Sown at the last working of the Corn or Cotton Crop, can be plowed under the following April or May in time to plant corn or other crops the same season. Crimson Clover prevents winter leaching of the soil, is equal in fer tilizing value to a good application of stable manure and will wonder fully increase the yield and qual ity of corn or other crops which follow it. It also makes splendid winter and spring grazing fine early green feed, or a good hay crop. Even if the crop is cut off, the action of the roots and stubble improve the land to a marked de gree. Write for price and special cir cular telling about seeding etc. T.W.Wood & Sons, Seedsmen, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. 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